Bookies favour Special One Mourinho for Champions League
It’s Germany versus Italy in the Champions League final on Saturday as Bayern Munich take on Inter Milan.
Inter, having knocked out Barcelona in a sensational semi-final tie, appear to be favourites.
The meeting of two managers who already have winners medals of the trophy formerly known as the European Cup is taking centre stage as the showdown approaches.
Inter’s Jose Mourinho, a winner in 2004 with Porto, is expected to take over at Spanish giants Real Madrid come what may this summer.
The former Chelsea boss has worked wonders at the San Siro in a little under two years in charge.
Louis Van Gaal has transformed Bayern from an absolute shambles under Jurgen Klinsmann into a well-drilled but attacking outfit.
Although he will be missing French wonder Franck Ribery after he was sent off in the previous round against Lyon, the Dutchman will be relying on Arjen Robben to take the game to Inter.
Van Gaal took a young Ajax side to glory in the 1995 tournament, with a 1-0 win over Inter’s rivals AC.
With much of the focus on Mourinho’s tendency to put his side’s emphasis on defence, it expected that Bayern will attempt to break Inter down over the course of the game.
However, the Special One’s sides are always extremely dangerous on the counter-attack, and with the likes of Samuel Eto’o and Wesley Sneijder at his disposal, the man from Portugal is attracting the bookies attention as most likely winners.
Inter are currently 5/4 with Coral to have their name etched on the famous trophy for the first time since 1965.
The game is live on ITV1 with kick-off at 7.45pm.
Odds correct at time of writing and are subject to change